Saturday, June 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Charlotte Grace Owen!!

Well Charlotte made her big arrival on Wednesday June 10th at 1:02pm. She weighed 7lbs. exactly and was 19.5" long. She's a happy, healthy baby girl and Randall and I feel blessed to have such a perfect little bundle of joy. There are no words to explain how much we love our little baby, our hearts are over flowing!!!

We came home yesterday and Charlotte had her first car ride. She didn't make a peep...slept the whole way home (which was only about 10 minutes). Charlotte and I are working on breast feeding now. She's doing really good, but she does get fussy when she can't latch on right away. It's a learning process for both of us, but we're getting the hang of it much faster than I thought we might!

Last night was her first night at her home. She only woke up to eat 3 times during the night and then fell right back to sleep. Mommy and Daddy are happy that they finally got some sleep last night and that Charlotte is figuring out her days and nights already!!

Charlotte's MiMi and Daddy-Glenn, Aunt B and Uncle Chad are all here through the weekend. Her little head never hits the bed during the day with all the family passing her around to hold her. She's stolen everyone's hearts (including Max's). Max has become Charlotte's biggest protector. He gets very worried when she cries and never leaves her side. We think he thinks Charlotte is his baby...haha!

Evan helped pick out Charlotte's outfit today. He's been super helpful and will hand Randall wipes when he's changing her. He loves his little sister so much, it's really sweet to watch him with her. He even got her a soft cuddly pink teddy bear.

Well, I better get back to my sweet baby!! I'll post more pictures soon though.
Love to all!
The Owen Family

Friday, June 5, 2009

Charlotte's Nursery

I've been meaning to get some pictures up of Charlotte's Nursery for a while now. Keep in mind it's not finished, but it's definately getting there. Her glider and ottoman will be in the week after she's born (go figure) and her window treatment will be finished on Monday. We still need a rug and her dresser will be gel stained on just in the nick of time! It's true what they say apparently--if you're an interior designer your house is always the last to be finished!! Enjoy the preview pics!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Updates, Updates!!

Randall and I went to the doctor last Thursday for our final ultra sound. Charlotte weighs 6lbs 15oz. already.....which means I'm sure she weighs 7lbs by now! She was so cute the whole time we were watching her on the ultra sound she was practicing sucking on her bottom lip, we think she has big lips like her momma. Everything looked good at the appointment and I was 1cm dilated. Our doctor is going to induce me on the 10th (a week early) yay!! So, unless she decides to make an early appearance she'll be here on the 10th!! We can't wait to meet our little girl!

Over the weekend we went to Evan's Karate Belt Test, he did so well! He is now officially a Purple Belt (almost half way to Black)! Charlotte is going to be so lucky to have such a tough big brother to watch over her!!!

We also had family photos taken over the weekend at Bull Creek in Austin. Randy Tinney, our photographer who took our engagement pictures and wedding pictures took these also. We just love Randy and his wife he is such a talented photographer and so fun to work with!!! Here are just a couple of photos from this weekend. We should have all of them in the next week or two!

Other than that we just laid by the pool on Saturday, went to a movie on Sunday and got some more of Charlotte's Room and gadgets put together. I'll get some nursery pictures put up soon!! I just love her room!!

Baby Shower in Spring!

My wonderful sister, Brenden, Mom, and Aunt Patti threw me and Charlotte a beautiful baby shower a few weekends back. I had so much fun seeing friends and family that I hadn't seen in a while! The cake was SO adroable and delicious, YUM!!! Brenden even made the cutest baby wreath to welcome Charlotte out of diapers...Charlotte is lucky to have such a creative Aunt B!